ODI Fantasy World Cup – Indian Performance at WC Opening Matches

During this ODI fantasy world cup 2019, India has started its campaign late. India’s opener match was against South Africa who has already played 2 matches and with India, it was their 3rd.

India’s journey to the world cup has been fascinating. It has been participating at the world cup since the inaugural season in 1975. It won the world cup fantasy cricket match during the third season in 1983. Following their first trophy win, the quality of play deteriorated for a few years.

Indian cricket revived its glamour and talent after Sourav Ganguly took the reins. It has almost not looked back since then. Under MS Dhoni, India won its 2nd world cup fantasy game trophy in 2011. This year as well Virat and Co. are high on confidence.

They have won their opener this year. Let us take a look at their performance in previous opening matches at the world cup. Join at 11wickets.com, India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform and enjoy world cup fantasy game.

Cricket world cup 1975

Match: India v England

Result: India lost to England

Score: England (334-4) beat India (132-3) by 202 runs at Lord’s cricket ground on June 7.

Man of the match: Dennis Amiss from England for 137 runs

Cricket world cup 1979

Match: India v West Indies

Result: India lost to West Indies

Score: West Indies (194-1) beat India (190) by 9 wickets at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 9

Man of the match: Gordon Greenidge from West Indies for 106* runs

Cricket world cup 1983

Match: India v West Indies

Result: India (262-8) beat West Indies (228) by 34 runs at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 9

Man of the match: Yashpal Sharma from India for 89 runs

Cricket World Cup 1987

Match: India v Australia

Result: India lost to Australia

Score: Australia (270-6) beat India (269) by 1 run in Chennai on October 9

Man of Match: Geoff Marsh from Australia for 110 runs

Cricket world cup 1992

Match: India v England

Result: India lost to England

Score: England (236-9) beat India (227) by 9 runs in Perth on February 22

Man of the match: Ian Bottom

Cricket world cup 1996

Match: India v Kenya

Result: India beat Kenya

Score: India (203-3) beat Kenya (199-6) by 9 wickets in Cuttack on February 18

Man of the match: Sachin Tendulkar for 127*

Cricket world cup 1999

Match: India v South Africa

Result: India lost to South Africa

Score: South Africa (254-6) beat India (253-5) by 4 wickets in Brighton on May 15

Man of the match: Jacques KallisSouth Africa for his 96 runs

Cricket world cup 2003

Match: India v Netherlands

Result: India won against the Netherlands

Score: India (204) beat Netherlands (136) by 68 runs in Paarl on February 12

Man of the match: Tim de Leedefrom Netherlands his 4 wickets for 35

Cricket World Cup 2007

Match: India v Bangladesh

Result: India lost to Bangladesh

Score: Bangladesh (192-5) beat India (191) by 5 wickets in Port of Spain on March 17

Man of the match: Mashrafe Mortaza from Bangladesh for his 4 wickets for 38

Cricket world cup 2011

Match: India v Bangladesh

Result: India won against Bangladesh

Score: India (370-4) beat Bangladesh (283-9) by 87 runs in Dhaka on February 19

Man of the match: Virender Sehwag for 175 runs

Cricket world cup 2015

Match: India v Pakistan

Result: India won against Pakistan

Score: India (300-7) beat Pakistan (224) by 76 runs in Adelaide on February 15

Man of the match: Virat Kohli for 107 runs

Cricket world cup 2019

Match: India v South Africa

Result: India won against South Africa

Score: India (230-4) beat South Africa (227-9) by 6 wickets at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton on June 05

Player of the match: Rohit Sharma for 122 runs

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Fantasy Cricket World Cup – Players With Most Catches

The 10 teams in the 12th edition of fantasy cricket world cup are playing against each other in a single-league format. The top four sides after 45 matches are going to qualify for the semi-finals.

West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. Other winners of cricket world cup fantasy league are Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996. And Australia won the trophy 5 times, including the last world cup in 2015.

England’s Ben Stokes has kicked off the tournament by taking a stunning catch in the opening game at The Oval. Surely as the ODI fantasy world cup progresses there would be stunning all-round fielding performances.

Fans will be able to score their fantasy cricket points at 11wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy platform of India. The fantasy world cup cricket points will allow them to win daily prizes during the world cup. Here is the list of best fielding especially most catches by the cricketers in the world cup so far.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting participated in world cup editions from 1996 to 2011. Under him, Australia won two world cups and three was the part of the three world cups win of the nation. Ponting played 46 matches and took 28 catches at a rate of 0.608 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 3.

Sanath Jayasuriya – Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan skipper, Sanath Jayasuriya participated in world cup editions from 1992 to 2007. He was the part of world cup winning Sri Lankan team. Jayasuriya played 38 matches and took 18 catches at a rate of 0.473 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 2.

Chris Cairns – New Zealand

Kiwi all-rounder and former ODI captain, Chris Cairnsparticipated in world cup editions from 1992 to 2003. Cairns played 28 matches and took 16 catches at a rate of 0.571 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 3.

Inzamam-ul-Haq – Pakistan

The former Pakistani captain and one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Inzamam-ul-Haq played in world cup from 1992 to 2007. Inzi played 35 matches and took 16 catches at a rate of 0.470 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 3.

Brian Lara – West Indies

The former West Indies captain and one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Brian Lara played in world cup from 1992 to 2007. Lara played 34 matches and took 16 catches at a rate of 0.470 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 2.

Mahela Jayawardene – Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan batsman, Mahela Jayawardeneis regarded as one of the best batsman due to his mastery of playing spin bowling. Jayawardene played in world cup from 1999 to 2015. He played 40 matches and took 16 catches at a rate of 0.410 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 2.

Graeme Smith – South Africa

Former South African opening batsman, Graeme Smith participated in world cup editions from 2003 to 2011. Smith played 20 matches and took 15 catches at a rate of 0.750 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 2.

Anil Kumble – India

The former Indian cricketer and one of the greatest bowlers, Anil Kumble participated in world cup editions from 1996 to 2007. Kumble played in 18 matches and took 14 catches at a rate of 0.777 catches per innings. His maximum catches in an innings was 2.

*Records have been compiled as on June 07, 2019

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Super Iconic Moments in World Cup Fantasy Cricket

Cricket is a very competitive sport but there are always moments in every sport that can tickle our funny bone. Apart from giving the fans immense joy, some moments have also made them cry. The fantasy cricket world cup organises in every four years and it brings out the best talents in cricket.

With the on-going world cup fantasy cricket in England and Wales, we are sure to get some more moments to cherish and capture them in our memories.

There are a few moments the fan cannot ever forget. It is those moments which create history. They are the moments ODI fantasy world cup which bring a smile to fans’ face.

So we bring you a collection of the memorable moments in cricket world cup fantasy league. Also join 11Wickets, India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform to play fantasy cricket world cup. Now read on:

Rain delay costs the Proteas

This is one of the worst moments in the cricket world. Why? You will know after knowing the incident. We are sure you know this one and we are just recalling it for you. When South Africa required 22 off 13 balls to proceed to the final during world cup 1992, a rain delay of 12 minutes came their way. Only 12-minute rain gave England a spot in the finals as the revised changed to 22 off 1 ball, which is impossible. However, the real story is that England after playing the finals against Pakistan also lost by 22 runs.

Gatting’s moment of madness

This is the incidence of England playing against Australia during the final of world cup 1987. It appears that South Africa is not the only team of misfortunes. England is another team who has been falling short of winning the world cup trophy so far. England has reached to the finals thrice but every time they failed to lay their hands on the trophy. The nearest they went to win the trophy was in 1987.

Australia made 235 runs in the finals. England was on the verge of winning the match with Mike Gatting and Bill Athey were on the crease. Gatting opted for an adventurous reverse sweep, when the Australian left arm off spinner came to bowl. He deflected the ball off his own shoulder and Australian wicket-keeper took the catch. His wicket proved costly to England and they lost their way, finishing seven runs short of their target.

Jonty Rhodes turns “Superman”

South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes has been one of the top fielders in international cricket scenario. His fielding brought him into fame after this moment. In the group match of world cup 1992, Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq was on the crease with his captain Imran Khan to chase the revised target of 194. Pakistan side was on 135 and Inzamam set off for a run but was turned back by Khan. Rhodes ran in from the backward point, gathered the ball. He then raced to dive full-length and breaks the stumps before Inzamam could get back. South Africa won by 20 runs as Pakistan faltered from that point.

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CWC Fantasy Flashback –Bowlers with 5 Wickets Haul

In world cup fantasy game, five-wicket hauls are extremely rare. For one bowler to be able to take five wickets is no easy feat. Besides, in the entire history of world cup cricket, a five-wicket haul has only been achieved 49 times.

Taking a five-wicket haul means a win for the bowler’s team nearly 80%, validating its huge value for any team. Bowlers frequently say that carrying the game ball and leading a team off the stadium is one of the best feelings in CWC fantasy.

You might recall them for their brilliance on the field. You might recall them swinging the ball around corners or thrashing attacks with their lethal pace. Here are five bowlers who took just two five-wicket haul for their country in world cup cricket game.

Gary Gilmour – Australia

At his mid-1970s peak, Gary Gilmour was a penetrative left-arm swing bowler and a talented hitter.  During his short world cup span of 1975, he participated in two innings and bowled 24 overs giving 8 overs maiden.  Gilmour took 11 wickets with best bowling innings 6/14. In these two matches, he achieved two 5-wickets haul. Gilmour’s average was 5.63 and 2.58 economy at a strike rate of 13.0.

Vasbert Drakes – West Indies

The West Indian right-arm pacer, VasbertDrakes was capable of genuine pace off a short run-up. During his one-time world cup participation in 2003, he played in 6 innings. Drakesbowled 51.5 overs giving 7 overs maiden.  He took 16 wickets with best bowling innings 5/33. In these six matches, he achieved two 5-wickets haul. His average was 13.00 and 4.01 economy at a strike rate of 19.4.

Ashantha de Mel – Sri Lanka

He was a brisk right-arm bowler with the ability to gain genuine outswing, Ashantha de Mel was Sri Lanka’s leading pace bowler after Sri Lankan team got the test status. During his world cup participation from 1983 to 1987, de Mel played in 9 innings. He bowled 90.2 overs giving 13 overs maiden.  He took 18 wickets with best bowling innings 5/32. In these nine matches, he achieved two 5-wickets haul. His average was 24.94and 4.97 economy at a strike rate of 30.1.

Shahid Afridi – Pakistan

Of ShahidAfridi it can be said that neither the Pakistani cricket nor the international cricket world has and never will see another like him. His career strike rates are nearly unmatched. His specialty was leg-break googly. Afridi participated in world cup from 1999 to 2015. During his span, he played in 24 innings, bowling 184.0 overs and giving 7overs maiden. Afridi took 30 wickets with best bowling innings 5/16. In these 24 matches, he achieved two 5-wickets haul. His average was 27.70 and 4.51 economy at a strike rate of 36.8.

Glenn McGrath – Australia

The greatest bowler of Australia during his time, Glenn McGrath played in world cup during span of 1996 to 2007. During his world cup participation, McGrath played in 39 innings. He bowled 325.5 overs giving 42 overs maiden.  He took 71 wickets with best bowling innings 7/15. In these 39 matches, he achieved two 5-wickets haul. His average was 18.19 and 3.96 economy at a strike rate of 27.5.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Rare Facts you May Not Know

The 12th edition of world cup cricket game is giving the fans many thrilling moments. We normally wait for this big event for 4 years and expect that the event will offer us great moments to cherish.

ODI fantasy world cup incidents have always captivated its passionate fans from all over the world. They have witnessed many fascinating incidents throughout the 11 editions of the game.

Some of CWC fantasy incidents have become famous and people know them all by heart, while other incidents are interesting yet rare. You might not have heard about these ones or these are so rarely remembered that they are forgotten.

With the cricket world cup 2019 underway in England and Wales, we go back memory lane to present some of the unknown facts. Read on and enjoy the past days while playing world cup fantasy cricket at 11wickets.com – India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform.

Wrong team bus pelted with stones by fans

It was the incident of world cup 2011. You will get the idea of what happens when fans get angry over a non-performing team reading this incident. Bangladesh fans mistakenly throw stones at the wrong team bus. What happened was, during world cup 2011, Bangladesh was bowled out for 58 in Dhaka against the West Indies. Windies won the Group B match by nine wickets.

The Bangladeshi fans were so angry they began throwing stones at the West Indian bus, which was on its way back to the hotel from the ground. The fans mistook the Windies team bus as the team bus of Bangladesh.

Imran Khan returned from retirement and won the world cup

Pakistani legend Imran Khan announced his retirement from cricket in 1987. But he made a stunning return to international cricket in 1988. The reason behind his decision was that Pakistani President, General Zia-Ul-Haq requested him to take charge of the team. The all-rounder’s amazing captaincy gave Pakistan their first and only World Cup in 1992. Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the final.

An instance of first hit-wicket in world cup 1975

West Indies team won the inaugural season of the world cup in 1975. Apart from the extraordinary display of the team play and the sport, there was a rare sight during the final match of the tournament.

Opening batsman Roy Fredricks lost balance and accidentally kicked the leg stump after hooking a bouncer by Dennis Lillee. The ball traveled the distance and went for a six over long-leg. However, Fredricks had ruled hit-wicket, making it the first instance in one day international.

Adam Gilchrist’s century and squash ball in 2007

Not many of the cricket followers would forget about the famous century of the Australian wicketkeeper, Adam Gilchrist in 2007. Gilchrist used a different technique while gripping his bat which even brought some controversy.

Churchy, as fans fondly called Gilchrist, had a squash ball in his bottom hand glove to get a better grip and prevent the bat from turning his hands. His batting coach, Bob Meuleman, had advised the same. After smashing a century in the final of the world cup, Gilchrist credited the squash ball.

Kepler Wessels represented two nations in the World Cup

KeplerWesselsplayed for Australia in world cup 1983 after making his ODI debut that year. The cricketer retired post the 1985/86 tours of New Zealand. After that, he went on to play for South Africa in 1991. Interestingly, he was named as the team’s captain for the 1992 World Cup. He became the first player to feature for two nations in the World Cup.

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CWC Fantasy – Most Dismissals by a Wicket-Keeper

It is one of the toughest jobs in the cricket field. Wicket keeping requires focus and concentration throughout the world cup cricket game innings. While a bowler can take some time off after his spell, a wicketkeeper has to stay attentive at every game delivery.

The job is more strenuous if a wicketkeeper has to bat in the top-order. Many of the world-famous wicketkeepers are terribly great at both, wicket keeping and batting. And these wicket keepers record for most dismissals in world cup fantasy league history

These players are sitting at the epitome of cricket fraternity. Let us look back at the most successful wicket keepers with most dismissals in the history of the CWC fantasy.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

The stylish Sri Lankan left-hander, Kumar Sangakkara has 54 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 36 innings from 2003 to 2015. With 1.50 rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings is 4 (3catches 1stump). Sangakkara’s dismissals include 41 catches as a keeper and 13 stumpings made.

Adam Gilchrist – Australia

Adam Gilchrist was the typical heart of Australia’s motivation and the most thrilling cricketer of the modern age. Gilchrist has 52 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 31 innings from 1999 to 2007. With 1.67rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 6 catches. Gilchrist’s dismissals include 45 catches as a keeper and 7stumpings made.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – India

India’s MS Dhoni is the only active wicket-keeper in this list and has a long way to go before he can catch up to either Gilchrist or Sangakkara. Dhoni has 32 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 20 innings from 2007 to 2015. With 1.60rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings is 4catches. Dhoni’s dismissals include 27 catches as a keeper and 5stumpings made.

Brendon McCullum – New Zealand

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is level with Dhoni in terms of dismissals. McCullum has 32 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 25 innings from 2003 to 2015. With 1.28rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 4 catches. McCullum’s dismissals include 30 catches as a keeper and 2stumpings made.

Mark Boucher – South Africa

The fifth in our list is Mark Boucher of South Africa. Mark Boucher pressed all the prototype properties of the South African cricketer into his short, stocky edge. He has 31 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 25 innings from 1999 to 2007. With 1.24rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 4 catches. Boucher’s dismissals include 31 catches as a keeper.

Moin Khan – Pakistan

Pakistan’s Moin Khan was famous for his aggressive aptitude. He has 30 dismissals to his name. He has achieved this feat in 20 innings from 1992 to 1999. With 1.50rate per innings, his maximum dismissals in an innings are 3catches. Khan’s dismissals include 27 catches as a keeper and 7stumpings made.

*Records have been compiled as on June 04, 2019

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Cricket World Cup Fantasy League – Sri Lankan Records

The last two world cup fantasy cricket match has been won by the hosting nations. World cup 2011 had been hosted in India and won by India. Same with world cup 2015; it had been hosted in Australia and won by Australia.

This time around England is hosting the tournament and is the strongest contender to lift the trophy. Over the years cricket world cup fantasy league has seen many records set and many others are broken.  It seems like it won’t be any different this time.

One of the consistent teams at cricket world cup fantasy game, Sri Lanka has been the winners of 1996. They have made it to the final three times, winning once. This year world cup 2019, the semi-finalists of World Cup 2015 are playing the World Cup under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne.

Here’s a look at some of the stats highlights for Sri Lanka at the CWC fantasy since its inception in 1975.

Highest total of the team

Sri Lanka’s highest total at the World Cup came during the 1996 edition when they scored 398 for 5 against Kenya in Kandy. Aravinda de Silva led the charge with 145 off 115 balls.

Lowest total of the team

Their lowest total was registered against the West Indies in the very first World Cup of 1975 when Sri Lanka was shot out for 86 against the West Indies with Bernard Julien claiming 4/20.

Sangakkara with 1532 world cup runs

Kumar Sangakkara is Sri Lanka’s leading run getter in the World Cup with 1532 runs. Sangakkara played four World Cups, making his debut in 2003 and went on to surpass the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who tally 1165 and 1112 runs respectively.

Highest Average of Sangakkara

Sangakkara also holds the record for the highest average. With eight, not outs, Sangakkara averages 56.74, ahead of Dilshan and Sri Lanka’s former World Cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga.

Centuries of Sangakkara

In four World Cups, Sangakkara has five centuries, four of which came on the trot during the 2015 World Cup which ensured Sri Lanka made it to the semi-final.

Highest individual score by Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the third-highest run-getter of Sri Lanka, holds the record for Sri Lanka’s highest individual score at the World Cup. His unbeaten 161 against Bangladesh arrived during the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne, where Dilshan hammered 22 fours at a strike rate of 110. Sri Lanka went on to beat Bangladesh comprehensively by 92 runs.

Angelo Mathews’ strike rate

Former captain Angelo Mathews has the highest-strike rate among all Sri Lankan players. Mathews hasn’t really set the World Cup on fire, with just 289 runs from 10 innings, but those runs have come at an SR of 94.13, ahead of Dilshan, Jayasuriya, and Sangakkara

Players with most half-centuries

Sangakkara and Ranatunga have the maximum half-centuries for Sri Lanka, 7. However, in terms of the most 50-plus scores in the World Cup, the wicket-keeper batsman leads the chart with 12 such scores, three more than the next in line Mahela Jayawardene, who tallies 9.

Ranatunga and his world cup ducks

He may have led Sri Lanka to their only World Cup triumph in 1996, but Ranatunga wasn’t always the best with the bat. He has the maximum of ducks for his country at the World Cup and ties the record with Jayawardene. Jayawardene, however, has four hundred, while Ranatunga has not reached the three-figure mark even once.

Jayasuriya and his sixes

Sanath Jayasuriya has smoked 27 sixes, miles ahead of the next in line, de Silva, who has 15 sixes. Jayasuriya has also hit the most sixes in a World Cup innings by a Sri Lankan when he tonked seven sixes against Bangladesh at Port of Spain in 2007. Jayasuriya has also taken the highest number of catches by a Sri Lanka cricketer in a World Cup, 18.

Most run in a single edition

Jayawardene has the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup for Sri Lanka. He scored 548 runs at an average of 60.88, with one century and four fifties during the 2007 edition and played a key role in Sri Lanka reaching the final in the West Indies.

Most world cup matches for Sri Lanka

Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have played the most World Cup matches for Sri Lanka – 40. Both played five World Cups for their country.

Highest partnership for Sri Lanka

Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hold the record for Sri Lanka’s highest partnership for any wicket in the World Cup. They put on 282 runs in Pallekele against Zimbabwe in 2011 as Sri Lanka romped home by 139 runs, Dilshan was adjudged Player of the Match for his knock of 144.

Highest wicket-taker

With 68 wickets, Muralitharan is Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker, ahead of Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga, who have 49 and 43 wickets respectively.

Best bowling for Sri Lanka by Vaas

Vaas, however, has produced the best bowling figures in an innings by a Sri Lankan. His 6 for 25 against Bangladesh in 2003 gave Sri Lanka a comfortable 10-wicket win with 173 balls to spare.

Most dismissals

Sangakkara has affected the most dismissals by a Sri Lankan wicketkeeper in the World Cup. In 37 matches, Sangakkara has taken 41 catches and affected 13 stumpings.

Five-wicket haul

Ashantha de Mel, the former fast bowler has two five-wicket hauls for Sri Lanka in a World Cup. Malinga and Vaas are the only other two bowlers to have taken a five-for for Sri Lanka in the history of the World Cup.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 3 Amazing Records by Indians

Indian cricket team has evolved to a great extent from the 90s. The 90s were the days of cricket betting scandals for the Indian team. After winning the world cup fantasy cricket game in 1983, the quality of Indian cricket team deteriorated because of those scandals.

Then came the “Dada” of Indian cricket who led the team to a new era. And the Indian team never looked back. India won its second CWC fantasy world cup title in 2011 and has been one of the successful teams in its history.

India created history in 1983 ODI fantasy world cup by defeating the defending champions, West Indies. They again created history when they reached the world cup finals in 2003 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. And another history created in 2011 when the Dhoni-led team won the trophy after 28 years.

Let us take a look at three selective and surprising records held by Indians in the fantasy world cup tournament history. Read on and get surprised:

Bishan Bedi’s maiden overs

Bishan Bedi, nicknamed as Bishu, was part of the famous Indian spin quartet. The quartet included Bhagwat Chandrashekar, ErapalliPrasanna, SrinivasVenkataraghavan and Bedi himself in the 1970s era. Bedi was left-arm orthodox bowler from Punjab. He had a very impressive bowling variation and with the ball in hand, he often created for batsmen when on the crease.

As test cricket had prominence during those days, he played less ODI cricket. During world cup 1975, Bedi participated for India and bowled two maiden overs against East Africa in a single game. So far, no other bowler has achieved this feat in the world cup. Let’s see what if anyone can break this record in this world cup.

Sourav Ganguly’s partnership records

The “God on the off side” and also the “Dada”, the form Indian team skipper, Sourav Ganguly was the warhorse. Ganguly was synonymous to aggression, was a fighter and he took the Indian cricket team to new heights under his captaincy. He has been regarded as one of the greatest captains of the Indian cricket team.

Ganguly has participated in 3 world cup tournaments for India from 1999 to 2007. He was the captain for team India in world cup 2003. He was one of the most elegant left-handed stroke makers India has produced. In his ODI career of 311 matches, Ganguly has an average of 41 with 22 centuries in his record.

Ganguly has a unique record of partnering in three 200+ partnerships in World cup history. His first and highest partnership of 318 runs came with Rahul Dravid in World Cup 1999. The second one of 244 runs in world cup against Namibia with Sachin Tendulkar. The third partnership of 202 runs withVirenderSehwagwas against Bermuda in world cup 2007.

Centuries of Sachin Tendulkar at a young age

The master blaster from India is famously holding nearly 50% of the world cup records under his name. One of the most gifted cricketers of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar did wonders for India from a young age.

He participated in six world cups and shares this record with Javed Miandad of Pakistan.  His batting campaign in world cup 2003 was extremely successful and fans cheer those memories till today. Tendulkar has given cricket a new dimension in India. Playing for India from a very young age also put him into the World Cup squad of India during world cup 1992.

Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have won two “Man of the Match” awards prior to age of 20 in World cups.

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ODI Fantasy World Cup – 11 CWC Hosting Nations

The Cricket World Cup has really remained as the main attraction worldwide. The world cup fantasy cricket crowd of the best fantasy cricket platform 11Wickets.com is usually willing to give their best when it is about cheering for their preferred team.

It is an esteemed, and a dream occasion for a cricketing nation to host the Cricket World Cup. But, not all cricket playing nations have got to host the world cup fantasy game all this time. Until now, only 11 major cricketing nations have hosted this famous event of cricket.

The most notable cricketing nations worldwide such as England and India have hosted it more than 2 times. Let us take a look at the 11 nations which have hosted the ODI fantasy world cup:

Bangladesh – 2011

The 10th season of the World Cup had hosted in three nations – India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. For the first time World Cup had hosted in Bangladesh. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium and Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium were two main grounds where matches played Bangladesh.

Kenya – 2003

ICC selected Kenya as the co-host along with South Africa and Zimbabwe during Cricket World Cup 2003. The teams played very few matches there. The Nairobi Gymkhana Club picked as the venue to host the games due to its seating capacity of 8,000 spectators.

Zimbabwe – 2003

The standard of international cricket in Zimbabwe has elevated hugely in the last few years. The credibility for it goes to a few high-class cricketers of the nation who took their gameplay to a new extent. This was the reason that this nation had allotted to host a few matches of World Cup 2003. 6 matches of the World Cup 2003 had played in Harare and Bulawayo of Zimbabwe.

West Indies – 2007

West Indies acquired the chance to host the World Cup 2007 in their nation. 8 stadiums used to host 51 matches of the tournament. Kensington Oval hosted the final match of that World Cup.

Sri Lanka – 1996 and 2011

Sri Lanka has hosted 2 World Cups till now. They hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1996 with India and Pakistan as the co-host. They hosted 4 matches of that tournament, 3 in Colombo and 1 in Kandy. Sri Lanka hosted 2ndWorld Cup in 2011 with India and Bangladesh as their hosting partners.

Pakistan – 1987 and 1996

Pakistan hosted the World Cup with India in 1987 for the first time. 10 matches of that World Cup had played in Pakistan and the rest in India. For the 2nd time, Pakistan co-hosted the tournament in 1996 with India and Sri Lanka.

South Africa – 2003

South Africa was selected as the main host for World Cup 2003. However, few matches were also played in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted 6 and 2 matches, respectively. So the major part of the tournament was played in South Africa.12 venues were used in the tournament in which Durban and Johannes burg had been chosen as major grounds.

Australia and New Zealand – 1992 and 2015

New Zealand has hosted cricket World Cup for 2 times till now. They had hosted it in 1992 along with their neighbouring nation, Australia for the first time. In the year 2015, they again co-hosted the tournament with Australia for the second time.

India –1987, 1996 and 2011

India has hosted 3 out of the 11 World Cups until now. For the first time, India co-hosted the tournament in 1987 with Pakistan. The next 2 world cups hosted by India had been played in 1996 and 2011, respectively.

England – 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999

The first ever Cricket World Cup in the year 1975 had been hosted in England. They were the nation to host the most prestigious event in the history of cricket. They also have the record for hosting 4 World Cup tournaments so far. The first 3 World Cups were consecutively hosted by the England side in the year 1975, 1979 and 1983. They hosted their 4thcup in the year 1999. In all these 4 world cups, final matches were played in London.

England is going to host the world cup 2019 from this 30th May for the 5th time.

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CWC Fantasy – Most Individual Runs in a Series

Playing in world cup fantasy league is a lot of pressure for the cricketers. Many talented cricketers sometimes cannot cope up with a sort of pressure.

One bad inning of a batsman can prove disastrous for his team. This pressure even gets a boost if one team reaches the world cup cricket game final.

However, there are many batsmen who are comfortable in playing under pressure. Pressure brings out the best of these players, particularly in world cup fantasy game.

Let us take a look at those batsmen who have scored most runs in a single world cup tournament. Read on and start playing CWC fantasy cricket at 11Wickets.com, the most trusted fantasy sports platform of India.

Sachin Tendulkar – India

He is the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world. Sachin Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including most runs in a world cup series. During world cup 2003 in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe, he scored 673 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 152 runs with an average of 61.18 and a strike rate of 89.25. So far, no one has surpassed his record.

Matthew Hayden – Australia

The left-handed Aussie batsman, Matthew Hayden believed in strength, both in mental and physical. His strength enabled him to touch the heights of batsmanship. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Hayden scored 659 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 158 runs with an average of 73.22 and a strike rate of 101.07.

Mahela Jayawardene – Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan skipper and right-handed batsman, Mahela Jayawardene had a huge appetite for runs and he proved this in the world cup. During world cup 2007 in West Indies, Jayawardene scored 548 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 115* runs with an average of 60.88 and a strike rate of 85.09.

Martin Guptill – New Zealand

Few players in world cricket play the short-arm pull on one leg with elegance like Martin Guptill plays. The right-handed opening Kiwi batsman, Guptill scored 547 runs in 9 matches during world cup 2015 in Australia/New Zealand. His highest in series was 237* runs with an average of 68.37 and a strike rate of 104.58.

Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Kumar Sangakkara was another from the island nation with huge run appetite. During world cup 2015in Australia/New Zealand, Sangakkara scored 541 runs in 7 matches. His highest in series was 124 runs with an average of 108.20 and a strike rate of 105.87.

Ricky Ponting – Australia

The former Aussie skipper and top order right-handed batsman, Ricky Ponting was the most uncompromising player of his generation. He had led his nation to two world cup wins in 2003 and 2007. During world cup 2007in West Indies, Ponting scored 539 runs in 11 matches. His highest in series was 113 runs with an average of 67.37 and a strike rate of 95.39.

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